Open & Closed: Say Hello to Zengo; Goodbye to Lusso


Restaurants, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and taking their leaves this week.

It might be curtains for Great Wall on Henry Street, which has been shuttered by the DoH for a total of 58 violations, including evidence of roaches and inadequate staff hygiene.
[Brooklyn Heights Blog]

Lusso, the Italian that operated out of the cursed corner of West Broadway and Grand Street, appears to have closed.

Michael Huynh’s BarBao on the Upper West Side has shuttered. Huynh says he’s been out for a few months but is still trying to negotiate the lease with the landlord.

Zengo, the Latin American-Asian fusion place cheffed by Akhtar Nawab, is coming on Tuesday, serving dim sum that includes tacos, empanadas, and arepas.
[NY Times]

Peaches HotHouse is a new “juke joint” in Bed-Stuy by the owners of nearby Peaches. Expect Southern-style favorites and, upon liquor license approval, an array of bourbons.

Balaboosta brings Mediterranean Middle Eastern to Nolita, such as mussels in harissa broth, grilled merguez, and chicken with paella-style barley.
[NY Times]

The two brothers behind Bar Great Harry in Cobble Hill, have opened Mission Dolores, a new Park Slope beer garden featuring a rotating cask pulled ale.

The long-awaited cocktail bar Dram in the former Chickenbone Cafe space in Williamsburg has finally debuted with a menu of classic, tiki, and signature cocktails.

Nicholas Morgenstern of General Greene will open a second ice cream truck parked outside Five Leaves in Greenpoint starting this spring.